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Etymology

Adjectival derivation of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] essentia (being, essence).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
essential

Plural
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  1. A necessary ingredient.
  2. A fundamental ingredient.

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Adjective

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Positive
essential

Comparative
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  1. Being necessary.
  2. Being of high importance.
  3. Being in the basic form; showing its essence.
    Don’t mind him being grumpy. That’s the essential Fred.

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